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If I had one word to say about Richard Stearns book, “The Hole In Our Gospel”, it would be “challenging”. I found the journey that Mr. Stearns life took to get to what seems to be his job of calling with World Vision not what we as Christians think it would be for people like him. He made the story of the process he went through to get to this point so real and truthful and I admire him so much for this. Just reading this part of the book is worth the read but the rest is just more meat to chew on.
For many years I have been meditating on and reading other books about what it really means to be a disciple of Christ and this book would be in the top five for helping you get the meaning of discipleship as far as what the Bible says is required.
I found myself wanting to highlight half the book and the Introduction and Prologue alone were so full of things to ponder that I had to put the book down for a little while to be able to take it in before continuing.
I believe this book will not only convince you of what the Lord requires of us but make you excited about doing it at the same time.
One of the most compelling things he speaks about is that the prayer that we pray that says “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done” we are supposed to be living now here on earth. We are not here to look forward to dying so we can go to heaven. We can contribute as instruments of God for His kingdom to be “now” at this moment on earth. We can’t shy away from pain and suffering and say we’re glad there are others who can do something about it. We all can do something about it.
I would recommend this as a “Must read”. You will experience many different emotions and will not regret it one bit. I applaude Mr. Stearns willingness to talk about something that many ponder about but don’t always want to admit.
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